From the Writing of Fourth Graders:
Exploring Verbs as Direct Objects
Directions: Working sentence by sentence,
place parentheses around each prepositional phrase. Then underline every
finite verb twice, and every subject once. Label the complements ("PA,"
"PN," "IO," or "DO").
|| Sometimes verbs function as direct objects
of other verbs, and sometimes the two verbs can be explained as the parts
of a single verb phrase. After you analyze the following sentences, your
teacher may have the class discuss the different ways in which you and
your classmates explained them.
1. We were going to make our own pizza!
2. The man on TV was going to tell us how to make delicious
3. We couldn't wait to begin.
4. Carol and I finished washing our hands.
5. We started to make the pizza.
6. We started making the yummy, tasty pizza.
7. The man started talking.
8. The man started to talk.
9. We started eating our nasty pizza.
10. That disgusting slice of pizza almost made me vomit!